Oscar-winning British actress Kate Winslet made waves last season in HBO’s detective drama Mare of Easttown and is resuming the partnership with the network but this time to adapt Argentine writer Hernan Diaz’s 2022 novel Trust; the Latine artist also serves as an executive producer.
After much competition, HBO secured the rights from the Riverhead Books bestseller which tells the story of a wealthy financier unhappy with a novel based on his life and his spouse’s depiction, in order to put out his “version” the businessman asks his secretary to ghostwrite his memoir.
The secretary feels unsure during the trajectory of knowing the journey of the boss and the wife’s situation. Trust is told by four different voices and contrasting genres forming a Rashomon effect. The narrative is set in the roaring 20s and The Great Depression Era but talks a lot about events unfolding today.
Diaz, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from New York University and a Professor at Columbia University, was a finalist of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel In the Distance (2017) and Trust has garnered positive reviews in mainstream media for the author.
Winslet is known for portraying strong-willed characters and her work in Mare of Easttown earned this icon her second Emmy Award. She will soon be starting filming on Lee, the true story of a fashion model and photographer who became war correspondent Lee Miller. Winslet will play Elizabeth ‘Lee’ Miller opposite Jude Law.
Kate Winslet is represented by CAA (US) and United Agents (UK). Diaz is represented by The Clegg Agency and CAA.